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How local concert venues are staying afloat during the pandemic

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

May 4, 2020

  Salt Lake City is far from having a shortage of entertainment for music lovers. Venues like Kilby Court, Metro Music Hall and Urban Lounge have long been providing entertainment for those looking to enjoy music in a fun environment. Places like these have been hosting artists of all types —...

Emery: Marvel movies hurt true cinematic artists

Emery: Marvel movies hurt true cinematic artists

By Nate Emery

April 24, 2020

  Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese said in an interview interview last year with Empire, and then again in an opinion in the New York Times, that Marvel movies are not cinema. He said that the directors and creators of Marvel movies are talented and artistic, but their films lack the characteristics that define cinem...

‘Spiral Jetty’ Turns 50

Robert Smithton's Spiral Jetty turns 50 years old this month. (Courtesy Utah Museum of Contemporary Art | © Holt/Smithson Foundation and Dia Art Foundation)

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

April 18, 2020

  As we approach the 50th anniversary of "Spiral Jetty," it’s only fitting that we talk more about this magnificent piece of land art. "Spiral Jetty" is a well-recognized work that has jutted out into the boundaries of the Great Salt Lake since April 1970, when it was completed by Robert Smithson....

Misinformation, Truth and Facts in Theater

Pioneer Theatre Company on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

April 13, 2020

  In an era full of misinformation and “fake news,” these themes are bound to seep into the arts. Plays, movies, tv shows, music and other artistic mediums have a unique role in society as they can provide an escape from the stressful world, but — simultaneously — the arts can also reflect t...

5 Seconds of Summer’s ‘CALM’ Gives a Splash of Life

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

April 11, 2020

  In the midst of a global pandemic, 5 Seconds of Summer released an album titled “CALM.” “CALM” contains 12 songs, two of which were already very popular stand-alones long before the full album was released  — “Teeth” and “Easier." Though 5SOS has been an internationally popu...

UMFA Brings Japan to Utah

Kano School (Japanese) The Kiyomizu Temple, Edo period circa 1825, Japanese ink, gouache, paper, wood, silk, gold leaf, 67 in; open: 150 x 3/4 in; closed: 25 1/8 x 4 1/2 in, Purchased with funds from the Mariner S. Eccles Foundation for the Marriner S. Eccles Collection of Masterworks. (Courtesy UMFA)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 1, 2020

It’s been nearly a decade since the Utah Museum of Fine Arts displayed a full exhibition on the works of Japanese artists. Now, they aren’t just presenting one, but two. With materials drawn from both the UMFA collection and from institutions across the country, the unique but complementary p...

Artist of the Week: Gretchen Dietrich

Gretchen Dietrich (Courtesy UMFA)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

January 23, 2020

  Gretchen Dietrich, current executive director at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, has had an illustrious career in art history and education. Renowned across the country for having worked at some of the most prestigious institutions and now sitting at the helm of Utah’s flagship art museum,...

Artist of the Week: Alexis Rausch

(Courtesy Alexis Rausch)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

January 14, 2020

  When I first saw “No Story, Thanks” by Alexis Rausch — a painting of an outstretched arm against a baby blue wall, bisected by two thin, yellow, crossed lines — I was struck by its specificity. Every detail, which I later learned where all measured strokes by the artist, fit together lik...

Artist of the Week: Brooke Martin

Artist Brooke Martin (Photo by Camille Rousculp | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

December 4, 2019

  Brooke Martin is an athlete with the University of Utah track team. Known for her athleticism and commitment to her sport and team, Martin is well respected — but she has another life. She likes to refer to it as having two separate identities. On a daily basis, you can find her in the ar...

UMFA Unveils Smithsonian Art Loans

By Weston Wood, Arts Writer

October 26, 2019

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts showcases some of the finest pieces of modern art in recent decades. Most of their exhibits are conversation-starters, catalysts for connecting art to the local community. Their latest exhibition is no different — consisting of four incredible paintings all of which ar...

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